This page presents the geographical name data for Mitchell Peninsula in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Mitchell Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10083
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
110° 32' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 110.5333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Rocky peninsula, 2.5 mi long and 2 mi wide, lying between O'Brien Bay and Sparkes Bay at the E side of the Windmill Islands. First mapped from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in February 1947 and thought to be an island connected by a steep snow ramp to the continental ice overlying Budd Coast. The term peninsula was considered more appropriate by the Wilkes Station party of 1957. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain Ray A. Mitchell, USN, captain of the USS Cacapon, tanker of the western task group of U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, Task Force 68, 1946-47.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data